James P. Gorman became chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley in 2010 and chairman in 2012. He joined the firm in 2006 and was named copresident in 2007.
Before Morgan Stanley, he held a succession of executive positions at Merrill Lynch. Prior to this, he was a senior partner of McKinsey & Co. and began his career as an attorney in Melbourne, Australia.
Among his civic activities, he serves as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and is a member of the board of overseers of the Columbia Business School, the Monetary Authority of Singapore International Advisory Panel, the Business Council, and the board of the Institute of International Finance. He is based in New York, NY.